"An introspective figure engrossed in reading or a domestic pursuit such as knitting was a central motif within the arts in Hammershøi’s day. The subject matter reflects an intimate situation comparable to the artist’s own state of mind while working in front of the canvas." (More on the introverted figure at http://www.smk.dk/en/visit-the-museum/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/2012/hammershoei-and-europe/introverted-figures/)
woman from behind
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